Weddings are a grand affair – from picking out the perfect flowers to tux fittings, a feeling of adrenaline and excitement surrounds everything. The excitement will be twice as more if the person getting married is your best friend.

As a bridesmaid, you’re going to be in the ceremony and have some of the focus on you, so you have to not only perform your duties well but also look your best. Shopping for designer women’s clothing can be unaffordable, so how can you look ravishing on a budget? We might be able to help you out. Keep reading to find out how to get the perfect look for the wedding.

Let’s begin!

Finding the Perfect Dress

When the focus is on you, you will be heavily scrutinized about what you’re wearing and how you look. Even though the common practice is that the bride’s maids will wear similar dresses, most people might not do that.

So, if you’re in a wedding that doesn’t have a dress code, start hunting for the perfect dress. You don’t have to spend a fortune trying to attain the perfect designer clothing for the wedding.

You can check out local stores, independent designers, and consignment stores for the perfect fit on a budget.

Pairing It Up with Great Shoes

A pair of designer heels placed on a wooden surface.

A gorgeous dress feels incomplete if your shoes aren’t great. The next thing on your list should be a good pair of shoes that go with your dress, the event, and the overall theme of the wedding.

When picking out heels, be weary of the setup for the wedding. Whether it’s a beach wedding, a close hall wedding, or a wedding in a park, your shoes and choice of heel will greatly depend on the venue. Once you know about the venue, you can pick out some top-quality designer shoes on sale.

Pro-tip: check out the balance of the heel before buying it; it will help you stay safe and walk with ease throughout the event.

Get a Matching Bag

A great dress, matching shoes, and happiness all around –what’s left?

As a bridesmaid, you might have to hold onto a few of the bride’s belongings for her. So, naturally, you need to carry a handbag or a clutch that can help you store anything necessary. But you can’t just grab any bag and expect it to look ravishing for the wedding.

The first step in getting a bag is researching what is appropriate for a wedding. Based on popular opinion, a clutch is the best thing that you can carry to a wedding. It’s small, fancy, and adds elegance to your overall look. Finding designer handbags doesn’t have to be difficult; you can check out local luxury consignment online stores to find great options to enhance your overall look.

Find the Perfect Hairstyle

 A woman with loose curls and flowers braided into her hair.

Once you’ve figured out your dress details, shoes, and the bag, you can start focusing on getting ready. Before you get into the hair dresser’s chair, make sure you know exactly what you want. Take your time and communicate your desired look with the hair stylist before you start dressing up. Make sure you choose a season-appropriate hairstyle; for example, for a daytime summer wedding, you can put your hair up in a bun, while for a winter wedding, you need to put your hair down and maybe curl the ends a bit to give your hair a little bounce.

Your Makeup is Important

You can’t overlook the importance of your makeup. Make sure you know what you want, and use the exact colors that align with your dress and overall look. The second most important decision you need to make is to decide whether you want to do the makeup yourself or get the services of a professional.

If you decide to go with a professional makeup artist, you need to book a few weeks or even a month in advance so you have the right time and don’t face any delays or inconveniences. You need to remember that your makeup and how it should turn out will largely depend on the time of the wedding and the season. For a summer wedding, you want to go with a natural look and some targeted areas where your makeup is more prominent, like the eyelids or your lips.

Use Stunning Accessories

 A woman wearing a simple and small necklace.

You don’t want to fade out in the background. After all, it’s your best friend’s wedding, and the pictures will keep coming back on almost every other throwback Thursday. To avoid a faded look, you must make sure you look stunning. You can enhance your overall aesthetic by adding some good quality jewelry.

Using necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and other accessories can accentuate your dress's overall appearance. Make sure that the accessories you pick out easily blend with your attire and aren’t too chunky and prominent for an intimate wedding.

You don’t have to head over to expensive brands to get some good-quality jewelry. You can always find some great things at couture consignment shops in the local neighborhood.

Find it All at Swap Boutique

As a bridesmaid, you want to look perfect for your best friend’s wedding, and we get it. Head over to Swap Boutique and take a look at our cocktail dresses and other women’s designer clothing for the perfect dress. But that’s not all. You can find aesthetically appealing shoes, bags, and accessories to complete your entire look.

Swap Boutique is a luxury women’s clothing boutique. We have been working relentlessly to provide an affordable clothing option and create a quality-controlled platform so consignors from New Orleans can earn from their preloved clothing, accessories, and more.

So, whether you want to sell your preloved clothes or buy affordable clothing, Swap Boutique is the perfect place for you. To learn more about our services, products, and processes, get in touch with our team today.


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